SEP Dollars Used for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Low- to-Moderate Income Communities

$4.8 million
In non-SEP funds leveraged

2,746 megawatt-hours
In projected energy savings

8,511 MMBTU
In projected fuel savings


In Maryland, the State Energy Office used SEP funds to administer multiple grant and rebate programs to increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation, and resiliency in the State of Maryland. Programs support commercial, residential, and institutional constituents, with targeted energy efforts to assist residential customers with limited incomes in order to help reduce energy burden. The programs leverage funds from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund to cover the costs of energy efficiency upgrades and building retrofits to improve energy performance, among other activities. The Clean Energy Communities Low- to-Moderate Income Grant Program is an example of the use of SEP funds. The Program enables nonprofit organizations and local governments to implement energy efficiency measures that benefit low-to-moderate income residents in Maryland. In FY19, the program awarded approximately $4.8 million in leveraged funds in the form of energy efficiency grants.  Twenty-four awards were issued statewide to 13 different grantees implementing projects to benefit low-to-moderate income Marylanders. The anticipated annual kWh savings are 2,746 MWH and 8,511 MMBTU of fuel saving, once projects are fully implemented.

Contact Information for the Maryland State Energy Office